31 August 2010

secretariat :: seabiscuit

i know im not the only one who is going to be comparing these two movies. couldnt they have tried a bit harder to make the posters look dissimilar?

guess whom's engaged.

it's vomas! 


Via A.M. via refinery29

nyc short film

made by a german tourist.

there wasn't a part for Lilo in this?

looks like fun amiright?

4 days until football time in tennessee

#4. Derek Dooley

We all have fond memories of the Philip Fulmer era of Tennessee football. We were excited and nervous when Lane Kiffin took over last season as he was a different kind of coach than we were used to, but there was hope that it might be a good thing.

Turns out Lane Kiffin was self serving jerk who completely disrespected Tennessee athletics, but there are no regrets about what happened last season because it has brought us to where we are now.

Little Derek Dooley grew up in Athens, Georgia. His dad, Vince Dooley was the head football coach and athletic director of the third tier university there, his mother Barbara was a radio talk show host. After playing at Virginia Tech, and assistant coaching jobs at Georgia, SMU, LSU, and Miami (NFL), Dooley ended up as the head coach and athletic director at Louisiana Tech. He and his wife (a vagina doctor) have three young kids. This is what coach Dooley has to say about Tennessee football:

"As most of you know, I grew up in this conference. I grew up in the SEC. It didn't take me long as a youngster to realize that Tennessee was the essence of college football. Even as a young kid, watching the team run through the 'T,' when you see checkerboard end zones and, of course, hear 'Rocky Top' - those were vivid memories as a youngster."

It is great to have a new young coach in town with respect for our program and the SEC, but the real test will be played out between the hedges, under the lights, over the course of the upcoming seasons. I've got my fingers crossed and hopes set on an SEC championship and national title run within the next 5 years. GOOD LUCK DEREK DOOLEY!!

ps. i just watched that "run through the T" video and got real goosebumps!

guess whom is immune to aids?

just your worst nightmare. [nyt]

joey's bad idea...

...gave me this good idea!

star-studded cast! dedicated to hurrikin earl, obvi.

look what banksy did.

looks like no one even notices the fishing nets and oil drums that dalphin's working with.

your daily pappa

what is kismet doing?

slutting it out in a boudoir photoshoot.

kismet i can see your shame.

raccoons are the new bedbugs!

Raccoons may be wild animals, but they’re no longer a rarity in the city. They seem to be appearing in greater numbers and, like true New Yorkers, seem to be behaving much more boldly.
From Queens to Brooklyn and the Bronx, New Yorkers are coming across them in usual and also in unusual places: on stoops and rooftops, by bird feeders and garbage cans, on the edge of above-ground pools, even inside kitchen drawers. (via)
yes plz!

hunker down, y'all!

this makes me want mexican food real bad.

thx markie!

my name is temple grandin!

jicydak, temple grandin won FIVE (5) emmys!

that makes me as happy as being inside my squeeze machine. thx liz!

omg how'd she climb up there?

look at this chick balancing on the crossbar via

30 August 2010

what did thomas wilhelm do this weekend?

he went to fire island just sayin.

thx liz!

i wanna see your peacock.

cock. cock.

your peacock.



jo calderone "too cool to care"

remember when we told you about the gaga alter-ego jo calderone? that seems like a long time ago, but here is the cover that was shot for vogue hommes japan.

somebody help

ever since i got hacked on twitter and tried to tell people that there were free ipads all over the internet, this thing keeps popping up every now and then. is this happening because i changed my password, or is this another trick to steal my identity and give all my friends ipads?

jake looks like bigfoot

robyn :: hyperballad

robyn covers bjork at some sort of tribute award presentation. there is also a free download available.

disco korea

this is the first time it has ever seemed like fun to visit north korea.

things i want

nike kicks.

you'll never guess where the cat ends up


roger federer trick

tennis celebs dont believe its true. what do you think?



what did joel do this weekend?

gawker has a collection of the drunkest people on the internet.

looking good, par.

paris got arrested over the weekend, when police found cocaine on her after stopping the car her boyfriend was drunk-driving because there was pot smoke billowing out of the windahs. this is her mugshot. 11 biscuits!

gd it.

A fire at the future site of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is under investigation but "you can reasonably make the assumption" that it was arson, an FBI spokesman told CNN Sunday.
"The evidence is being analyzed to see what the origin of the fire was," Keith Moses, an assistant special agent with the FBI in Nashville, told CNN Sunday. "We have to follow the facts."
The fire, which struck early Saturday morning at the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, is under investigation by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
The fire consumed an earth mover and damaged three other vehicles, according to Camie Ayash, a spokesperson for the mosque. Ayash said that the Mufreesboro Fire Department told her that the vehicles had been doused with an accelerant. (via)


jicydak, steppin' out magazine is new jersey's premiere free, sidewalk-dispenser publication, which features about 1% celebrity-related content, and 99% adspace for new jersey nightclurbs. (via)

makes sense.

click here to hear the new kanye west / bon iver collabo.

and over here is a new snuffles song.

oh, the emmys were last night?

i had no idea. i guess mad men and modern family won everything. good job, guys.

happy us open everyone!

5 days!!!!!!

originally published in 2009, but ima do a bit of fine-tuning to keep us current.

gosh, i know! i have been slacking big-time on the UT-football-greatness list. to make it up to all of you, and to get us all back on schedule, ima do a 4sie 3sietoday. here we go!

10. the pride of the southland marching band
9. smokey
8. rocky top

7. the color orange!!

this should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me. orange is my favorite color. just ask anything i own. like my bike.

pantone 151c = where it's at.

6. eric berry!! gerald jones!!

now that eric berry is all grown up and playing in the NFL, and modesty hardesty, too...it's time for me to pick my new favorite player. now, i don't know that much about our current team. i wanted nothing more than for bryce brown bearz to step up and be my next favorite. but he ruined everything.

regardless, i'm delighted to announce that this year, i'm so excited to see gerald jones on the field. some reasons i love him: he's ceeyute, he likes to sing, he likes to dance, he has the same birthday as ktv, and he embearasses georgia regularly.

just sayin'... be sure to keep your peepers on number 14 4. he's a show-stopper!

5. trash talking

ugh. georgia is the worst. their colors are red and black, which are ugly and boring. and they can never beat tennessee. it's like, if you put adult clothes on a bunch of toddlers and sent them out onto a football field...THAT's what it's like when georgia plays.

don't even get me started on florida. they repeatedly have poor wardrobe choices, they think their quarterback is so great, and their stadium is totes UgLy!

and auburn. second-rate at just about everything. guh-ross! their mascot is "tigers" but they yell "war eagle" like it makes any sense at all. that is 1) not an acceptible greeting, 2) not your mascot, and 3) not even an animal. more like "butt eagle".

and the same goes for the rest of you.

to be fair, the SEC is the greatest conference in all of college football, and i'd rather see all of these teams win than anyone in the big 10, especially the mf-ing nittany kitty katz. me-ouch!

27 August 2010

you're welcome

new in memphis glbt equality

i told you before about how crazy memphis councilwoman janis fullilove had received death threats and dead cats because she introduced an anti-discrimination ordinance before the council. well she withdrew it because there was no support.

there was no mass protest before the council. indeed only one man came to speak out against this lack of courage. watch above. via.

apropos of nothing : jake gyllenhaal


corgis on a treadmill

happy friday everyone!

may you all wake up saturday morning covered in glitter!


no, youre not getting a free ipad. come on.

my twittersomethings got bugged today. dont follow any links that i sent you today.

26 August 2010

joel's flying today.

do you think he used virgania horsen's hot air balloon rides?

the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

thx markie!

hungover owls

thx nsikan via lilly.

daily ダンディズム

one of james franco's upcoming movies.

this one's about that dude who got his arm stuck mountain climbing, and amputated it off to escape. but the trailer makes it look like a whole lot of fun....

want some free ice cream?

Discount site Gilt City is offering its members free ice-cream cones off of the Van Leeuwen truck today. Sign up here and follow Gilt City’s Twitter to track the truck’s location. We hear it’ll be stopping in Hudson Square from 3:30 till 4:45 p.m. (via)


not-very-funny will forte got canned by is leaving SNL. now we won't have to sit through macgruber sketches, or any other sketches for which he always uses the exact same voice.

on a side note: he is extremely photogenic...


starla sent me this facebook-style timeline of the last decade of SEC football. it's real cute. and real long, so.

what is isabella (swan) doing?

"Smokey? Nope! That's just izzy takin her naps. YIP!"

izzy, you are my teenage dream.

new snuffles album

Following (very) closely on the heels of last week's surprise All Delighted People EP comes news of a brand new Sufjan Stevens full-length. The Age of Adz will be released by Asthmatic Kitty on October 12. ("Adz" is pronounced "odds," a press release tells us.) (via)

shaq in alcoa, tn.

no, really. thx mxxx.

harnessing the power of the internet...

...to make telephone calls.
Google entered a new business beyond Internet search on Wednesday with a service within Gmail to make phone calls over the Web to landlines or cellphones.
The service will thrust Google into direct competition with Skype, the Internet telephone company, and with telecommunications providers. It could also make Google a more ubiquitous part of people’s social interactions by uniting the service for phone calls with e-mail, text messages and video chats.
“It’s one place where you can get in touch with the people that you care about, and how that happens from a network perspective is less important,” said Charles S. Golvin, a telecommunications analyst at Forrester Research.
Gmail has offered voice and video chat for two years, but both parties must be at their computers. Google said the new service would work well for people in a spot with poor cellphone reception or for those making a quick call from their desk. (via)
thx googz!

more like trader blowzzzz.

jk, i fucking love TJ's.

jim furyk oversleeps, misses professional golf tee time.

American golfer and world number six, Jim Furyk, was kicked out of the first FedEx Cup play-off on Wednesday after missing his tee-off time by oversleeping.
Furyk, 40, told the official website of PGA Tour that he set an alarm on his cell phone which ran out of power overnight and failed to wake him up.
"The hotel had power ... but somehow my phone died. I never use a backup because I just figure if the phone is charged, I'm good to go," Furyk said.
After waking five minutes before he was due to start playing, Furyk made a dash from his hotel to the course but failed to get to the 11th tee of The Barclays tournament in New Jersey in time.
Injury or family emergency are the only reasons that excuse a player's absence, consequently, Furyk will miss Thursday's planned round with countryman Steve Stricker and Ernie Els of South Africa. (via)
ctm. that suxxx.

the daily show goes to the boro!

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Tennessee No Evil
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

so proud.

25 August 2010

not in my back yard!

two stories this week about what new yorkers (and out-of-towners) don't want built in our fair city:

a lot of people have been saying that feisal abdul rauf, the imam heading up the park 51 community center in tribeca, has connections to unsavory people in countries like saudi arabia. perhaps i was wrong about defending this whole "ground zero mosque thing".

saudi prince alwaleed bin talal has donated over $300,000 into the park 51 project, and also heads the kingdom foundation, which supposedly funds radical madrasas. that's not good, and personally it's enough to make me second guess myself. any institution having a connection to a radical saudi prince is clearly a terrorist organization.

also deeply connected to prince alwaleed bin talal? fox news. outside of the murdoch family, prince alwaleed is the largest share holder of news corp, the parent company of FNN. woooooooooopppsss! i was just joking about that whole second guessing thing. they should definitely build that mosque. [wnd]

in other news:

With the amount of controversy greeting the proposed construction of 15 Penn Plaza, you would think Muslims wanted to pray inside of it. The owner of the empire state building is unhappy about a proposed 1,216 ft tall skyscraper a few blocks from the 1,250 ft tall landmark. they believe it will destroy new york's iconic skyline. it's an interesting comparison to the park 51 controversy, as this land use issue has none of the religious, political or emotional pitfalls faced by the islamic community center. i would be interested to know if sarah palin "refudiates" this planned development for it's unnecessary and provocative impact on the city's skyline. probably not. she's never been big on conservation.

kylie thinks 15 penn plaza looks like an uncircumcised penis, and i have to agree. we already have one of those in jersey city, thank you very much.

update: (the city council has taken the first step to approving the 15 penn plaza design)

oh my.

i didn't know... you could...


what are lulu and pupu doing?

"Lulu likes to snuggle with her Quail toy."

"Pupu likes to stand pretty while I take pictures."

 thx nannerz!

ktp on letterman

look very closely.

bloomberg = totes exactly right

mayor bloomberg spoke yesterday, defending the "ground zero mosque" aka tribeca muslim clurb.
"But if we say that a mosque and community center should not be built near the perimeter of the World Trade Center site, we would compromise our commitment to fighting terror with freedom.
"We would undercut the values and principles that so many heroes died protecting. We would feed the false impressions that some Americans have about Muslims. We would send a signal around the world that Muslim Americans may be equal in the eyes of the law, but separate in the eyes of their countrymen. And we would hand a valuable propaganda tool to terrorist recruiters, who spread the fallacy that America is at war with Islam.
"Islam did not attack the World Trade Center-–Al-Qaeda did. To implicate all of Islam for the actions of a few who twisted a great religion is unfair and un-American. Today we are not at war with Islam—we are at war with Al-Qaeda and other extremists who hate freedom. (via)
i just think his speech very eloquently and clearly explains exactly how us rational folks feel about this controversial topic. i hope everyone chills and stops stabbing each other.

what is bonita doing?

showing ducky who's boss.

thx suz!


where do i start.

i spent the morning listening to katy perry's new album, teenage dream. and omg 11 CHICKEN biscuits!!

i spent about 4 minutes of the morning blushing, giggling, and fighting back tears while listening to this gem. i'll do you the honor of providing lyrics so you can follow along.

I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock

Word on the street, you got somethin' to show me, ee
Magical, colorful, Mr. Mystery, ee
I'm intrigued, for a peek, Heard it's fascinating
Words are mislead
Such a tease
Wanna see the show
In 3D, a movie
Heard it's beautiful
Be the judge
And my girls gonna take a bow

I want the jaw droppin, eye popin, head turnin, body shockin
(Uh, uh, oh, Uh, uh, uh, oh)
I want my heart throbbin, ground shakin, show stoppin, amazin
(Uh, uh, oh, Uh, uh, uh, oh)

Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?
Don't be a chicken boy, stop acting like a beeotch
I'ma peace out if you don't give me the pay off
Come on baby let me see
What you're hiding underneath
Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?
What you're waiting for, it's time for you to show it off
Don't be a shy kinda guy I'll bet it's beautiful
Come on baby let me see
Whatchu hidin' underneath
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock


bonus linkz:
nymag gets it right
lyrics in full

24 August 2010

nErD aLeRt!!!

Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement, a new exhibit slated to open at MOMA on october 3rd, will present "eleven architectural projects on five continents that respond to localized needs in underserved communities."

one such project is the auburn university / rural studio 20,000 dollar house, which endeavors to develop a prototypical house costing less than the 20,000 dollars provided through the rural housing direct 502 loan.

i think MOMA charges about 20,000 doll hairs to get in these days. amiright? waaa waaaaa.


good news!

well, i finally got around to listening to the new katy perry song, and guess what. i like it.

a lot! i didn't think she could ever win me back after that musical abortion, california gurlz. but she's back on my good side. for now.

let me entertain you

what a .gif!


la bonita senorita de mexico won miss universe anoche.

check out her banging national costume here. thats my favorite part. bitches be crazy.

felicitaciones jimena navarrete.

a new beach house song

Beach House - White Moon (Itunes Session) by subpop

Baltimore dreamers Beach House sound a whole lot different live than they do on record, especially when they're working with their recently expanded live lineup. So even if you don't like paying for the same songs twice, Beach House's new iTunes Sessions EP might be worth checking out. For the EP, the band-- in three-piece form-- turned in reworked versions of five old songs, as well as one completely new one: "White Moon", which you can stream above.

11 days.

titan up!

congrats to the tennessee titans for totes pwning the arizona poopbirds (24-10) last night. hey cardinals... let me see YOUR papers!


what did patrick halley do this weekend?


mobile (alabama) news!

THEODORE, Ala. (AP) — At least 100 people were sickened Monday and scores more were forced to hide inside their homes and a school after as much as 800 gallons of ammonia leaked from an Alabama plant that freezes chickens and ships them worldwide. (via)
how tasteless.

is anyone else definitely going to see piranha 3d?

23 August 2010

john's counterfeit penny

i heard a story at some point over the past couple weeks about john getting a counterfeit penny with some sort of shield on the the back of it. i was confused because why would anyone ever go the trouble to make a fake penny. it already costs more to fabicate a one cent piece then the value of the currency itself. anyway, turns out john threw away real money. i bet he really regrets that now. think of all he could have accomplished with that penny. more info on the redesign here. via.

best videos of the 90s.


pitchfork compiled a fun new list: the top 50 videos of the 1990's.



good list. what are your faves?

how does this make you feel

i cant help but feel bad for all those little dinosaurs.

get ready to be bored.

jenny and johnny's album is up for listens at npr.

i bet joel will disagree with me on this one, and think it's real good. and that's what keeps the world spinnin'.

UPDATE: i got ScOoPeD!